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Mattress Firm Appoints Vice President of Product Development


February 17, 2010 - Mattress Firm, one of the nationís leading specialty mattress retailers, recently announced that Dave Brummett has been appointed to the position of vice president of product development, a new position within the organization. Brummett will oversee the development of a product strategy and the overall direction of product, price, promotion and placement on a national level.  


"Dave is a seasoned veteran with 21 years of experience in the furniture and bedding industry," said Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm's president and chief executive officer. "He has been instrumental in creating a phenomenal merchandising line up and building vendor relationships. His innovative approach to product selection will help our organization develop and create a truly differentiated product strategy that will drive traffic, conversion, margin and ticket."  


Brummett joined Mattress Firm in 2007 as the vice president of emerging markets. In this role, Brummett was responsible for managing Mattress Firmís entry into new markets and coordinating the activities related to expanding into new territories. Later that year, Brummett was named vice president of merchandising and oversaw the planning and execution of the companyís merchandising efforts and vendor relationships.  


Prior to joining Mattress Firm, Brummett served as regional vice president and general manager for Mattress Giant, a buyer for Sears Homelife Furniture, and vice president of business development for Simmons.


About Mattress Firm

Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nationís premier specialty bedding retailer, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses from leading manufacturers including Simmons, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic.  Founded in 1986, Mattress Firmís purpose is to Improve Lives One Night at a Time. With more than 500 stores in 38 markets, Mattress Firm offers consumers the benefit of highly-trained, knowledgeable sales professionals, a broad product offering and competitive prices in an attractive and comfortable store environment.


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